You may be wondering why this is even important. What’s the point of talking about your legacy life?
God made it very clear to me about a year ago that we need to be living with the end in mind. I had a 3-month-old daughter and some major issues I have been dealing with most of my life that I didn’t also want her to experience. I wanted her to be able to live free from some of my struggles. In order for her to do that, I had to start working on my struggles. Be actively working to live in truth. Be surrounded by truth and know that the legacy you leave is what your life was all about. It matters. You matter. Living your legacy life now allows you to decide how people remember you.
I’ve heard countless sermons that speak about living for the dash in-between the dates on your tombstone. I’ve read a few books that talk about the same idea. But I don’t often find resources that talk about how to actively live it out. Scripture doesn’t speak specifically using the word legacy. If you search for it in your concordance, you won’t find it.
But I think God addresses this so clearly as he speaks about the lives that people live. It’s what you remember most about the people in the Bible. That is their legacy.
So, for the next 31 days, we’ll look at what legacy is, some influential people in the Bible and the legacy they left, along with ways that we can practically begin to shift our mindset so that we are living our legacy in the here and now.